#EUelections2019 - Helping farmers, ending unfair trading practices
Event date: 15/04/2019
In April 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain.
It stems from the consensus that unfair trading practices occur in the food supply chain, with smaller operators more vulnerable to these practices due to a weaker bargaining power compared to larger operators. The proposal focuses therefore on smaller actors in the food supply chain and aims to protect them from trading practices that are imposed unilaterally. The protection covers small and medium-sized agricultural producers and other SME suppliers in the chain and imposed rules constraining the behaviour of buyers which are not SMEs.